No more Baby A, Baby B, and Baby C. Our girls are far enough along in the belly-baking process where they deserve more formal names. Plus, referring to them as babies "A, B, and C" makes them sound like they're part of some formula or SAT test question, like "Train A is going east at 40 mph and Train B is going west at 60 mph..." You get the picture.
Meg and I went back and forth many times about whether we wanted our girls' names to have similar sounding endings, such as "a" or "n". We also were thinking about some more traditional Irish names, since Meg's family is Irish. By the way, my heritage is Belgian, so I wasn't really sure where to start with that one. We finally decided that we wanted them to all be a little bit different and we all wanted them to have names that had the possibility for cute-sounding nicknames.
Well, we ended up with Sophia, Isabelle, and Madelyn, who will all, most likely, be called by their nicknames (which we've already decided)--Sophie, Izzy, and Maddy. Personally, I think we did a great job coming up with these names together, though Meghan did a lot of the legwork, providing me with her favorite options, and then I provided my vote for my favorite combo.
Now that they all have names, they feel like they're just a little more real. "Baby A" just seems so clinical, but "Sophie" makes me want to pick her up and squeeze her.
We still haven't come to an agreement on the middle names, but I don't think we're too far off. I have a feeling that Meg's going to be getting a lot of rest pretty soon, so she'll probably have plenty of time to give it more thought.
On a side note, don't be confused if you come back to the blog and it looks completely different. When I decided that I wanted to start a blog, it was in the middle of the night one morning when I couldn't sleep because all I was thinking about was the fact that we were just told we were having triplets. I did a brief amount of research on blogs and just picked a fun blue background with crazy monkeys, because, honestly, I thought we were having three boys. I don't really like the background we have now, so I'm going to switch it up a little and possibly change the format.
So, let us know what you think about the names! We love comments!
I realize that I don't personally know many of you that read this blog, but that doesn't mean that we don't want to or don't care about what you have to say. It feels good to know whether or not you're enjoying how I'm sharing this journey.